Getting Off SSDI Benefits and Returning to Work

Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) Project

At the SGA Project, we want to help all state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies build their capacity so that more consumers can find meaningful employment. Two of our participating states, Kentucky and Minnesota, have made changes to their state VR program that have led to substantial gainful employment for their clients.

The videos below share the experience of VR clients in Kentucky and Minnesota, alongside interviews with VR agency leaders.


What changed in these states? The Kentucky and Minnesota VR agencies improved their outcomes by:

  • Increasing the pace of services
  • Assisting with financial and benefits planning
  • Providing job placement services early in the process
  • Using a coordinated team approach

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The SGA Project is funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education Grant # H235L100004